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The City of Newton had a population of 15,137 as of July 1, 2018. Newton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 41.6965 and longitude -93.0405 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2395229) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Newton is located within Township of Newton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton City.

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Newton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,137
Population in Households 14,722
Population in Familes 11,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density1 1,353
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $49,403
Average Household Income $59,850
Per Capita Income $26,373


Total Housing Units 7,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,338 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,257 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $112,479
Average Home Value $134,380


Total Households 6,596
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,927
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% 0.01%
Households -0.13% -0.01%
Families -0.36% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Newton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 97th
Population Density # 139 86th
Diversity Index # 245 76th
Median Household Income # 760 25th
Per Capita Income # 724 28th

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